riding instructor/wrangler

Village Creek Bible Camp is looking for enthusiastic horsemen and women who want to use their love for animals to invest in the lives of children and teach them about God’s love for us.  At Village Creek we are on a mission “to make disciples and reach the lost”  At the barn, this is done through teaching the order of creation with firm, compassionate horsemanship, encouraging self-discipline with proper animal care, building confidence by working wholeheartedly on their horse skills and accomplishing tests at the end of each week, and most importantly, demonstrating that campers are loved and valued by their Creator by the way they are treated at the barn.  If you are looking for a place this summer where you can enter full time seasonal ministry while using the personality and talents that God wired you with to be his light, Village Creek is the place for you.  Our staff training begins May 20th and we have camps running from June 2nd all the way through August 17th.  We realize that many people have summer plans and are flexible with the time that you can commit to come out and share in our mission.  Throughout the summer we offer three different levels of horsemanship through CHA as well as offer trail rides, lessons, and pony rides to youth and family campers.  To apply, simply fill out an application on our website and under “What position do you hope to serve in this summer?”  write “Wrangler/Riding Instructor” Village Creek Bible Camp | JOBS.  

Wrangler/Riding Instructor Qualifications:

  •  18 years of age ( we also take assistant wranglers at age 16 and 17)
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification (will provide during staff training week)
  • Know how to catch/groom/saddle/and bridle a horse
  • Be able to confidently ride a horse at a walk/trot/canter
  • Willingness to teach campers with patience and joy
  • Willingness to grow in your horsemanship and teaching skills
  • Willingness to accept supervision
  • Ability to view your fellow instructors as the body of Christ and work with forgiveness and unity
  • Have a sincere love for Christ and demonstrate a consistent walk with God


Wrangler/Riding Instructor Specific Responsibilities:

(all jobs may be assigned or reassigned as needed)

  • Catching, Feeding, grooming, saddling, and bridling horses
  • Make sure horses are fed and watered during use
  • Make sure water is available for the horses in the pasture
  • Teach riding lessons for youth camps, family camps, and for little dudes
  • Prepare lesson plans
  • Lead trail rides
  • Facilitate pony rides
  • Follow safety procedures laid out in horsemanship manual concerning lessons, trail riding, and emergencies
  • Clearly state and enforce, horse area rules at all times
  • Be a Godly and responsible role model for students and co-workers by teaching Godly principles and making wise and responsible decisions during the whole summer in and out of the horse area.  
  • Remove manure from hitching rail and arena
  • Report maintenance issues to the horse program director
  • Report any safety concerns
  • Maintain tack by cleaning and oiling
  • Straighten up horse area at  the end of the day
  • Make sure equipment is put away neatly and properly
  • Assist in baling and stacking hay as needed


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Village Creek Bible Camp

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Job Details

  • Lansing, Iowa
  • 2-5 Years Experience
  • Temp
  • Date Posted: January 31, 2024
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